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How To: Add Body Background To Specific Page
background: url(your_image) no-repeat scroll 0 0 !important;
Kinda unrelated, but I've been going through my pages and adding <meta name="keywords" content="keywords related to my page"> to the meta description box. Am I placing them in the right place to be effective?
You're placing them in the right place, but the question is: do we just enter the words, or the full meta tag? Honestly, I don't know. When I test this, I'll let you know. Before you enter a lot though, I'd ask Ning. One way would be to view source on the page, and make sure the meta tags look right.
My pleasure, easy tip really. Did you receive your notification about the new VIP tip? You'll probably appreciate this one in particular:
Hey Jen, I didn't know this obviously, but looks like I'm wasting my time adding metatag keywords http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/09/google-does-not-...
I don't agree. And this is why. Those keywords will help on searches, in a huge way. Here's the deal though. They don't seem to be "taking". The other day I could have SWORN I was adding keywords directly in the meta description box like this:
<meta name="keywords" content="dfp on ning, ning ads, serving ads on ning, manage ads on ning" />
Now today, just a bunch of gibberish when I save and view page source. What about you? Am I just tired and doing something really blonde? ;-)
Glad to know your thoughts on their effectiveness, I will keep adding them.
Mine is there when I view source. Its the last line before the </head>
Its not putting it up with the other metatag stuff though, does that matter?
Glad the overall instructions helped. It gets really complicated on widths, sorry to say. It's due to all resolutions. My clouds are repeated in the horizontal direction with repeat-x. And here's the kicker, they have to be a "seamless image", meaning that they repeat without jagged edges. I created the clouds from scratch, and even for me it was a bugger to make them seamless.
Sorry, wish I could help more. It is different for every case. For example, on PetBrags I have an image at top and faded it out gradually at bottom. Then I use a background color, using repeat-x only for image. My background is the same color as bottom of image. This way it has a smooth transition at bottom. You can try a huge image that is wide enough for all resolutions, but can take a good deal longer to load. It's a real art to get background images to flow correctly.
Bottom line: if you're using a tiled image, it's already seamless in most cases, and you use "repeat". Otherwise, you have to Google seamless, and really work with it.
You say no image, but you say image, lol.
background: url(your_image) repeat scroll 0 0 !important;